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IFA Supplier Members are ready to meet your franchise needs! Find everything in one place, from legal services to uniforms. Take a look at the IFA Supplier Directory and get connected with members who are committed to the franchising community.

Member Since 2023

Gerson Advisory Services

Keith Gerson, CFE, is one of the best-known experts in the world of franchising, and is highly sought-after for his thought-leadership and expertise. Keith brings 50 years of franchising expertise to Gerson Advisory Services (GAS), offering unparalleled insights and strategic guidance for franchisors. As President & CEO, Keith’s leadership and visionary approach have shaped 100’s of successful franchise system worldwide. GAS offers services in the following areas: Franchise Sales Effectiveness, Franchise Marketing and Website Review & Forensics, Forensic Audits & Best Practices, FDD Competitive Analysis, Keynote Addresses and more.
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Member Since 2011

The Elliot Group

Sought out for their intellectual guidance, network of executive talent, finance and equity connections, The Elliot Group is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in the franchise, foodservice, hospitality service, and retail sector. We work with national and international brands at every stage of the business lifecycle, from emerging to mature. In addition to executive search, we are actively involved in human resource consulting, benchmarking, and succession planning.
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Member Since 2009


Safeguard manufactures and sells a wide variety of business products from checks and forms, to envelopes, business stationery, promotional items, corporate apparel and full-color printing, through a network of more than 270 independent distributors. Our industry expertise includes financial institutions, government entities, non-profits, retailers, industrial and commercial businesses. Founded in 1956, Safeguard operates as a business affiliated with Minnesota-based Deluxe Corp.
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Member Since 2023


We live in a time of unprecedented change. A time when economies, regulations, and social safety nets are all in flux.

Customers around the globe have told us they’re overwhelmed by the pace of change and are looking for a trusted partner to help them manage life’s twists and turns.

MetLife is committed to being that partner. That’s why we’re transforming our business: Delivering greater value for the people we serve by becoming a simpler, more focused, and future-facing company. We’ll be introducing new ways to meet our customers’ evolving needs, with flexible products; simpler, more intuitive experiences and a range of new services.
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Member Since 2024


Fathom is an easy to use management reporting, forecasting and financial analysis tool, which helps you to assess business performance, monitor trends and identify improvement opportunities.

Fathom is perfect for accountants and advisors who are seeking to deliver more frequent and more engaging advisory and management reporting services. Fathom is also great for business owners who are seeking to improve business performance.
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Member Since 2007

Fish Consulting

Founded in 2004, Fish is a full-service, national communications firm specializing in franchise and multi-location public relations and marketing. Our clients span a variety of industries, including the restaurant, retail, hospitality, home services, fitness, beauty, and health/wellness segments. We’re proud to work with nationally recognized brands such as: Inspire Brands; Self Esteem Brands; Caribou Coffee; Blaze Pizza; Authority Brands; Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa; Smoothie King, and more.

From brand building, national media relations, and influencer marketing to local grand openings, crisis management and corporate communications, Fish’s expertise in communications runs deep and our creative, strategic approach to PR drives impactful results.

Our media relations campaigns consistently land our partners coverage in the most widely read and watched consumer and business outlets nationwide. We love developing creative ways to get media talking about the brands we work with — and getting customers and potential franchisees talking about them, too.

Fish has received numerous awards for our work, including being named a 2022 Power Partner on Inc. magazine’s inaugural list. Fish was also honored on Forbes’ first annual list of America’s Best PR Agencies in 2021 and has been recognized as a best place to work in the industry by Inc. magazine, PRWeek, PRovoke, and PRNEWS.

Fish is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with operations in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Southern CA, Tampa, FL, Denver, CO, Houston, TX, New Jersey and London.
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Member Since 2022

Tariq Farid Franchise Institute

Franchising accounts for more than $674 billion of business conducted in the United States each year. Now, the Tariq Farid Franchise Institute at Babson College will provide cocurricular education and expertise to rising entrepreneurs to accelerate their success in the world of franchising.

Within Babson’s existing framework to develop entrepreneurs, the Tariq Farid Franchise Institute will provide courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels, delivered both in person and remotely, with a major focus on case studies. The institute also will create a world-class advisory council of Babson alumni and experts who have started, scaled, and invested in franchises, as well as a multidisciplinary faculty research program to understand and advance the importance of franchising to enhance our curriculum and identify new ways to innovate.
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Member Since 2023

Mutual of Omaha

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a highly-rated, Fortune 300 organization offering a variety of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. As a mutual company, Mutual of Omaha is owned by its policyholders and committed to providing outstanding service to its customers. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit
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Member Since 2023

Stay In Your Lane

Stay in your lane loves to work with companies to create and implement plans to help achieve their next phase of growth! This can include a variety of different marketing strategies, PR, evaluating strategies, team building strategies, franchise development support, or executive coaching. We focus on four main vertical: Executive strategic support, specific fractional roles, Project-based work and our education/training arm. We can help you with fractional franchise development, re-brand your company, educate your entire team on AI implementation, and speak at your conference. Anything to help you get your good brand to CULT brand status.
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Member Since 2023

Go Fish Digital

Go Fish Digital was founded in 2005, and has spent the better part of a decade and a half performing digital marketing services for our incredible clients. Our team of creative, technical marketers and industry-leading experts perform Search Engine Optimization, Digital PR, Online Reputation Management, Content Marketing , Conversion Rate Optimization, Website Design & Development, Paid Media, Influencer Marketing, and Copywriting services for a wide array of different B2B and B2C clients.
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